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April 05, 2013 3:32 PM College to Offer Course on Mass Shootings

By Daniel Luzer

I guess it was bound to happen soon or later, wasn’t it? The Associated Press:

A technical college in northeastern Wisconsin is teaching a class on how to deal with a mass shooting scenario.
Michael Molnar is public safety training coordinator at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Molnar says the training at its Sturgeon Bay campus is open to the public, but geared for business owners. He says the class in May was scheduled after training was requested.

The college’s decision to offer class makes sense. There is, after all, demand for it.

But, um, how can this work? How does an institution “deal” with a mass shooting effectively? One can only imagine the “experts” the college is going to bring in to discuss this sort of thing.

This strikes me as sort of like a class in how to deal with the environmental degradation that results from fracking. No, there’s no “dealing” with this one well.

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer